Spring 1945: World War II is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for Berlin.The player takes the role of a German sniper recruited by the OSS (former CIA) to carry out a series of missions of vital importance against the NKVD in what should be considered as the first battle of the Cold War.
- A promising setting previously ignored: Berlin May 1945.A time of transition between World War II and the Cold War in a devastated Berlin.
- Sniper Elite is based on two types of gameplay closely intertwined: Stealth & Snipe.
- Art of Stealth (3rdperson view):to avoid all the dangers in a deadly city the player needs to infiltrate and find the best sniping position.
- Skill of sniping (1stperson view):according to various elements-distance breathing wind timing and techniques-empty lung luring etc.